A Festival of Choirs, sponsored by the Frankfort Arts Foundation, continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a performance in Kentucky State Universitys Bradford Hall. Each choir will sing one or two selections and then participate in a mass choir. The mass choir will sing Festival Peace on St. Anne and Amazing Grace.
The choirs participating include the following: Bridgeport Christian Church Choir, Capital City Christian Church Choir, Capital City Chorale, Frankfort Children Singers, First Christian Church Choir, Kentucky State University Concert Choir, Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble, and St. John A.M.E. Church Choir.
Participating choirs will sing in a mass choir at the conclusion of the festival. Representatives from First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, and the community will participate in the mass choir.
Dr. Carl Smith will conduct the mass choir. Smith is director of the First Christian Church Chancel Choir and the nationally recognized Kentucky State University Concert Choir. He is a professor of music at KSU.
Harold Fletcher, Jr. will serve as master of ceremonies.
Frankfort Arts Foundation season tickets will be honored. General admission tickets are $5/ adult and senior citizen, and $3/ full-time students with identification and children. Children under 6 are admitted free. General admission tickets will be sold at the door only.
And then on Saturday
Pianist Takana Miyamoto will perform in concert in Bradford Hall at 3 p.m. Saturday. This will be a performance and community master class. Miyamoto will perform jazz, classical, and Japanese favorites on piano. Students from the studio of KSU Professor of Piano Dr. Patricia Griffith will perform as part of the master class.
FAF season tickets will be honored. General admission tickets cost $10/adult and senior citizen and $5/full-time student or child. Children under six are admitted free.
Then at 8 p.m., Frankfort native Kemba Cofield and The Kemba Cofield Quartet will perform in Bradford Hall. Joining her in performance will be KSU Professor Hunt Butler on tenor saxophone, KSU Professor Robert Griffin on drums, Jason Foureman on bass, and Takana Miyamoto on piano.
FAF season tickets will be honored. General admission tickets cost $20 / adult and senior citizen and $5 / full-time student and child. Children under six are admitted free.
There will be city bus service picking up at 7 p.m., Franklin Square, Rite Aid; 7:15 p.m., Kings Daughters Apartments, 220 Hanna Place; 7:30 p.m., Brighton Park; and 7:45 p.m., KSU Bradford Hall.
Cofield, daughter of Virginia and William Cofield of Frankfort, comes back to her hometown for her debut performance with the Frankfort Arts Foundation. She is a nationally recognized vocalist singing jazz, gospel, and contemporary music. Cofield has been described as a creative, charismatic, and gifted singer.